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Job Opportunity at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital

Job Opportunity at  Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital

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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY TEACHING, REFERRAL AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is in the process of establishing an Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre (IMIC). The Project seeks to establish the first ever public Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the country and the region. The Hospital is therefore seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a
high degree of integrity, professionalism and competence to fill the following positions in the Centre.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN – KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSNMPN/276 – 2 POSTS
a) Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generate medical information and review patient medical history in order to guide and inform the appropriate diagnosis procedures in the Molecular Imaging Centre (IMIC) and radiology unit of the hospital.
  • Receive patients referred from other medical units for PET/CT Scanning, radiologic and other imaging diagnosis and schedule them for the respective radiology and therapeutic procedures in the hospital.
  • Perform or interpret nuclear imaging procedures including positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology treadmill studies in the hospital.
  • Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings and communicate examination results or diagnostic information to referring physicians, patients and families in the hospital.
  • Provide advanced PET/CT Imaging and other nuclear medicine services in order to
  • diagnose complex or complicated medical conditions among patients in the hospital.
  • Examine patients to establish their fit and suitability for administration of nuclear examinations in the hospital.
  • Provide counselling to nuclear imaging patients to explain the processes, risks, benefits, or alternative treatments in the hospital.
  • Formulate, enforce and ensure radio safety standards and procedures and duly implemented and followed in the nuclear imaging unit of the hospital.
  • Develop and monitor procedures to ensure adequate quality control of nuclear imaging and therapeutic services in the hospital.
  • Ensure that IMIC Imaging machines, equipment and tools are in good working condition and inform biomedical engineering department of the same for timely and quality imaging services delivery in the hospital.
  • Provide clinical research and training to students in the IMIC unit of the hospital
  • Mentor and guide junior radiology staff, interns and students in the IMIC unit of the hospital.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution
  • Master of Medicine and/or Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine from a recognized institution or College.
  • At least three years’ (3) working experience in a busy Nuclear Medicine Department
  • Experience with PET/CT and/or SPECT/CT Technology in molecular imaging
  • Proficiency in Computer applications
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
  • Valid Practice License
  • Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover
  • Registration with The Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority

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Soft skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Observation skills
  • Team playe
  • Compassionate

RADIO PHARMACIST/NUCLEAR PHARMACIST – KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSRADP/277 – 3
POSTS
a) Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and dispenses radioactive pharmaceuticals used for patient diagnosis and therapy, applying principles and practices of pharmacy and radio chemistry: Receives radio pharmaceutical prescription from physician and reviews prescription to determine suitability of radio pharmaceutical for intended use.
  • Verifies that specified radioactive substance and reagent will give desired results in examination or treatment procedures, utilizing knowledge of radio pharmaceutical preparation and principles of drug bio distribution.
  • Calculates volume of radioactive pharmaceutical required to provide patient with desired level of radioactivity at prescribed time, according to established rates of radioisotope decay.
  • Compounds radioactive substances and reagents to prepare radio pharmaceutical, following radio pharmacy laboratory procedures.
  • Assesses prepared radio pharmaceutical, using measuring and analysis instruments and equipment, such as ionization chamber, pulse-height analyzer, and radioisotope dose calibrator, to verify rate of drug disintegration and to ensure that patient receives required dose.
  • Consults with physician following patient treatment or procedure to review and evaluate quality and effectiveness of radio pharmaceutical.
  • Conducts research to develop or improve radio pharmaceuticals.
  • Prepares reports for regulatory agencies to obtain approval for testing and use of new radio pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintains control records for receipt, storage, preparation, and disposal of radioactive nuclei.
  • Conducts training for students and medical professionals concerning radio pharmaceuticals use, characteristics, and compounding procedures as well as radiation protection measures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from a recognized institution
  • A Master’s degree and/or Fellowship in Radio pharmacy/ Nuclear Pharmacy
  • At least three (3) years work experience in a hospital setup with a nuclear medicine department.
  • Proficiency in Computer applications
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution
  • Registration with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • Valid Practice License
  • Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover

Soft skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Observation skills
  • Team player
  • Compassionate

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